Washington making the rounds

Jacory Washington (pic by Chad Simmons)

Four-star TE Jacory Washington, ranked No. 3 in the nation (among 2014 prospects) at his position, visited Tuscaloosa on Saturday as the Crimson Tide hosted Texas A&M. Get his reaction to that game, find out what Coach Nick Saban had to say, and hear about where he'll visit next (LSU)...

Jacory Washington is closing in on 20 total offers. Three of those offers are from Texas A&M, Alabama and LSU.

The 6-5, 220-pound junior has taken in games at all three of those SEC schools, including multiple visits to LSU (where he'll be once again this weekend).

"The game was crazy," he said of A&M's win at then-No. 1 Alabama. "It's a nice environment at Bama. They showed us a lot of love. They made sure to give us plenty of attention.

"I tell you: the (Tide's) strength and conditioning coach, Scott Cochran, is crazy. He's real cool. He was jumping around during the game. I talked to Coach (Burton) Burns and Coach Saban met with me after the game. He met with a couple (of prospects) after the game. Coach Saban and I were joking around about both of our teams losing. He wants to get me back out there again soon."

Washington's team, the Westlake Rams, were knocked out of the Louisiana Class 3A playoffs Friday by one point at the hands of defending state champ St. Charles Catholic.

The versatile junior, who can line up at tight end or split out anywhere along the line, scored offers from LSU, Alabama and Texas A&M during the same week over the summer.

"That Johnny Manziel is hard to contain," he said of the Aggies' dynamic signal-caller. "You'll think A&M is about to go three and out, and Manziel will take off. He's nice and I'm impressed with their team."

Washington was in College Station to observe the Aggies vs. LSU, and he'll be in Baton Rouge once again this weekend (already attended LSU/Alabama, LSU/South Carolina and more).

"LSU is a great program," he said. "I grew up a Tiger fan and I'm interested. Coach Miles asked me to come to their next game, and I'll be there."

Washington says he has no current leaders.

"I'm open," he said. "I talked to Coach Tee Martin at USC this week, and I spoke with their recruiter who is in charge of this area. They're going to watch my highlight film and evaluate me."

The four-star holds offers from UCLA and San Diego State. He recently picked up offers from Hawaii and Houston and hopes to land his next from the Trojans and/or Oregon State.

A star hoops player, Washington has not suited up yet on the basketball court for Westlake, which opened its season this week.

"We have a jamboree this weekend but I won't be there because Coach Miles asked me to come out there for their game," said Washington, who played travel AAU ball during the summer.

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